Where Health Comes to Mind
The Mission of West Bergen Mental Healthcare is to promote psychological health and personal growth. Through comprehensive treatment and supportive services, we respond to the needs of our clients and the communities we serve.
For initial appointments, questions or concerns, contact our ACCESS Center at (201) 485-7172
EMERGENCY? Call 201-262-HELP (4357)
Back to School! Our Fall Night website is up and running! Visit www.afallnight.com/ to see how you can support this wonderful event by becoming a sponsor, buying an ad or reserving a seat!
We all remember the drama of school and how hard it could be sometimes. And that was before the internet! Raising a child today is hard, it doesn’t come with a manual, and often, we feel like we are winging it.
Kids can be moody, hard to read, and don’t always want to talk. Emotions are a basic part of the human experience, but sometimes we struggle with how to deal with them effectively. Kids aren’t any different. Kids and teens are dealing with real problems and complicated emotions. Sometimes they act out in school or in other ways at home because they have yet to learn the right coping skills. Download one of these helpful documents from MHA:
Youth Mental Health Emotions Matter
Ways to Manage Emotions
Tips for Teachers
Tips for Parents
If you think your child is going through emotional or behavioral issues, MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA has an online screen that parents can take to see if their child is at risk: www.mhascreening.org and tips and information to help you get started with that important conversation with your child at http://bit.ly/talk2teens.
Did you know that you can volunteer and help to support West Bergen’s programs and services? Please click on the Volunteers Needed flyer to find out how.
The Community Resource Program: What We Can Do For You
With this new service, we will engage with a variety of groups and community leaders to address mental health and wellness related topics. In an ever changing world, more and more people are seeking guidance, advice and practical tools to help them better understand and approach mental health and wellness related issues impacting their community. Read our brochure! Community Resource Program.
The West Bergen SUPER RAFFLE is back! All proceeds benefit West Bergen’s Programs and Services including the Center for Children and Youth in Ramsey. Download the flyer, fill it out and send it to us! We’ll send you your tickets in the mail! West Bergen Super Raffle
Level 1 Autism Services has scheduled their annual Fall Workshop Series for Professionals, Family Members and Students! Each workshop is $25.oo per person. Click on Level 1 Autism Workshop Series Flyer 2017 for complete details!
Two new groups starting in the fall – Worry Free Middle School Group – Fall 2017 and Social Anxiety Group for Teens Fall 2017. The Social Anxiety Group will focus on understanding the cognitive, physical and behavioral features associated with social anxiety and applying this knowledge to exposure situations that the students will practice in the group as well as specific social environments.
The Worry Free Middle School group is open to boys and girls in 6-8th grade. Over twelve weeks, the group will cover:
• Anxiety and stressors
• Cognitive, physical, and behavioral aspects of anxiety
• Problem Solving skills
• Assertiveness training
• Relaxation techniques
• Coping skills
• Parent involvement
If you are interested or have a referral for either of these groups, please contact or Eve Thaler, LPC at 201-444-3550 x 7127 or Katelyn Severson, LAC, at 201-934-1160, x 7335.
Project Child Find – download the flyer to learn more about if you are concerned your child is developing or learning differently. Project Child Find
Worried that you or a loved one may have a mental health issue? Click here to review warning signs and symptoms. Warning Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness